First Glance Fall 2016 Short Film Contest

The FirstGlance Short Online Contest is open to worldwide viewers who can access platform and watch films online on your PC, laptop, or mobile devices. Registered users can login at any time to watch all films registered as part of the contest. Enjoy your stay and thank you for supporting indie film! Winner receives prizes valued at over $2,000 and a premiere at FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles (Spring 2017) For any questions and issues drop us a line at

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Midnight at Luci's

Director: Kyle James Marr, Dean Tatulli

4 friends plan to have a night out in Philadelphia, but somehow, unbeknownst to them, end up at their local town bar. They quickly realize something is not quite right.

Aster and Sidney

Director: Sean Temple

Two women struggle to survive after the collapse of society.

Or So the Story Goes

Director: Theresa Labreglio

You're either internet famous or you're not. Teen vlogger, Gretel Martin has one goal- get as many views on her web show, "Sweet Truth" as possible. Armed with cameras Gretel an her tech savvy best friend, Hansel chase a story into the local woods that they soon grow to regret.

Say Hello - Episode 1

Director: Brooke Elliott

Say Hello is a reunion of two childhood acquaintances whose lives become entangled on their individual quests of adulthood in the 21st century. Living most of her life through observation and data she collects, Maggie is a happy-go-lucky, borderline Aspergers genius in need of a friend. Formerly over-privileged socialite, Alexis is on the curb with no check from Daddy nor man to support her. With Nowhere to Go, Alexis Turns to Longtime cyber stalker, Maggie, For a place to stay. Produced by Rachel Reyes

420 bong boys

Director: Erik Garcia

Two friends find a magical bong that takes them into fairy tales, it must be smoked at 4:20 or else terrible things will befall them.


Director: Jordan Inconstant

1977 Mackenzie and Banks, two Americans cops encounter an alien that has just crash. The police take him for a disguised movie actor and decided to bring the Hollywood studios.

The Last Abduction

Director: Frank Perrotto

When Woods Ulmann becomes convinced that he's been visited by extraterrestrial beings, his marriage, mental health, and career begin to fall apart. Due to the psychological damage stemming from the experiences, Woods obsessively attempts to capture 'proof' that these terrifying events have actually happened.

Greenish Blues

Director: Nicholas Brown

In order to save enough money to move out three friends take on a summer job as custodial aids at their local school. But boredom from mopping floors and changing lightbulbs takes its toll on them and the self proclaimed leader of the group decides he needs some excitement. Thus begins the planning and execution of an elaborate heist in the school.


Director: Dan Sunley

​ A young woman unearths a supernatural presence at her recently deceased grandmother’s home when she finds a single jigsaw piece and a note that reads “FINISH IT”.

"Red Streets"

Director: Brandon Wright

Two young soldiers Harrison and Joonie, witness the horrors of the corrupt Atlas Police Force during one of their first missions together.